miTunes: March '09

31 Mar

The premise: one CD’s worth of the best songs I’ve heard throughout the month.

The sources: The Current, Pandora, XM and various sites on the web.

The criteria: (1) the songs have to be obscure, underground and/or mostly forgotten, and (2) they must be pop friendly.

The gist: I wade through music’s vast soundscape (listening nearly all day, every day) to discover the hidden pop gems. This is a monthly series devoted to bringing you songs that are universally appealing yet mostly unknown.

1. “Blood Red Sentimental Blues” – Cotton Jones

2. “Postcard” – Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles

3. “Blood Bank” – Bon Iver

4. “Intentions” – The Whitest Boy Alive

5. “The Diamond Sea” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

6. “Not Your Lover” – Blitzen Trapper

7. “Make My Day” – Common

8. “Panic Switch” – Silversun Pickups

9. “Old White Lincoln” – The Gaslight Anthem

10. “I’ve Got Friends” – Machester Orchestra

11. “Teach Me Sweetheart” – The Fiery Furnaces

12. “Fever” – Neko Case

13. “To Save Me” – M. Ward

14. “The Ark” – Dr. Dog

15. “The Lines You Amend” – Sloan

16. “Searching For the Ghost” – Heartless Bastards

17. “Goodbye” – P.O.S.


2 Responses to “miTunes: March '09”

  1. RandBall's Stu April 1, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    Seriously, invest in Sloan’s One Chord to Another. If you can find the one with the bonus fake live disc that’s larded with obscure covers, all the better. Don’t know if that can be found on the AOL or not.

  2. lattewarrior April 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    Man-U Orchestra is on my soundtrack for April 2, 2009.

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